It’s time to review another budget effective smartphone – Homtom HT17 available on Everbuying at $57.99 at the time of writing this post. After the success of Homtom HT7, the company has launched another low budget smartphone to remain in the market. I had already done the review of Homtom HT7, you should also go and see that review also. Homtom HT17 is available on Everbuying which offers worldwide free delivery and runs various promotional offers.
This budget-oriented smartphone is powered with MTK6737 processor and 1GB RAM. The Homtom HT17 also comes with Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box. With a decent camera and HD screen resolution, the phone really has something to stand out from the crowd. You may haven’t heard of Homtom brand, Homtom is a Chinese smartphone brand that manufactures lower priced smartphones. You can also see other reviews of some hot smartphones like DOOGEE F5, DOOGEE X5 MAX, MLAIS M9 etc. Anyway, lets move on to the HOMTOM HT17 review.
HOMTOM HT17 REVIEW
The Homtom HT17 is a low-cost smartphone having decent features according to its price, plus you will also get an additional discount. As I already told you, Homtom HT17 is powered with 1 GB RAM and 64-bit quadcore processor. It has a great screen size of 5.5″ that makes it a great buy.
Homtom HT7 was also much similar in terms of features and price to the Homtom HT17. Now they have changed and improved many things in the HT17 variant. So let’s move on the basic features of this smartphone.
Homtom HT17 is the world’s first smartphone with MTK 6737 chipset. So the operating speed of this smartphone is quite good. You won’t feel much lag but due to the smaller RAM size, the phone can be quite disappointing for some of you. So without further ado, let’s start the Homtom HT17 review and showcase all of its features.
Build Quality and Design
Homtom HT17 has a very premium quality screen size of 5.5″ – The smartphone has a full HD display which produces excellent color quality plus the color temperature is really great. A smartphone with a screen size of 5.5″ provides a comfortable hold and gives a premium experience.
The phone has an extremely thin body with a thickness of 7.9mm which is pretty good. The body of the phone is not metal which can be a drawback for this phone but at the same time, you can’t get a metal body in this price range.
On the right side edge, volume rockers and lock screen buttons are present. On the back of the Homtom HT17 you’ll find an 8.0 MP camera with flash and on the bottom of it, you’ll see a fingerprint sensor area. Personally, I didn’t like the built of this smartphone much.
Camera And Battery
On the rear side of the Homtom HT17, it has an 8.0 MP rear camera with flash and to be honest, the camera quality of the rear camera is quite satisfactory considering the price range, but the front camera of 2.0 MP could be much better. I won’t say much about the camera quality of Homtom HT17, as the camera of this smartphone is really basic and yes the UI of the camera and the smartphone is really very good.
Now coming to the battery performance of this smartphone, Homtom HT17 has a great battery capacity of 3000 mAh. With this price range of $57.99 you are getting an excellent battery capacity of 3000 mAh so I don’t have to tell you much about the battery performance of this smartphone as you won’t face any problem with the battery life of this smartphone. Let’s move further in this Homtom HT17 review.
Processor and Performance
Now coming to the processor of Homtom HT17, the smartphone is powered with MTK 6737 quadcore processor having 550MHZ GPU. It improves the user experience in game playing, video watching and photos taking. Sources say that the performance of MTK 6737 is 20% to 34% better than that of MTK 6735.
Homtom HT17 comes with Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box plus the phone also has 8GB of ROM which is quite low, at least 16GB should have been given as internal memory. The performance is pretty nice you can play games with ease and you’ll surely like the UI of this smartphone.
Comparison with Homtom HT7
Homtom HT17 has some improved things when compared to its predecessor Homtom HT7 like- fast charging, faster processor, fingerprint sensor and more. let us compare the two smartphones by knowing what’s new in Homtom HT17. So let’s move further the Homtom HT17 review by doing a comparison with Homtom HT7
Finger Print Sensor
Homtom HT17 has a fingerprint recognition sensor which is present at the back side of the smartphone. Nowadays this feature has become a very common one as people prefer t buy a smartphone having a fingerprint recognition sensor than a phone which doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor. So it’s an improved feature from Homtom HT7 that you can now use your finger to perform various tasks like unlocking your smartphone or opening some locked internal app.
Homtom HT17 is the world’s first smartphone with MTK 6737 processor which is around 20% – 30% faster than the MTK 6735. ARM-Mali T720 MP1 550 MHz GPU provides you a sharp and colorful picture. The performance is quite faster than the HT7 but could be much better if provided with a little more of RAM.
Power Saving and Fast Charging
In comparison with the MTK 6735, it can save up to 25% more power with the same 3000 mAh battery capacity. Moreover, the new algorithm in MTK 6737 saves 52% ideal power consumption from the original Android. Hence, it makes a big advancement in power efficiency. Homtom HT17 also has a feature of fast charging, it charges 20%-30% faster than the previous models.
So that was all in this Homtom HT17 review, definitely this phone is a great buy and yes I can recommend you to go for it.
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